Garden Village Conservation Area.

Garden Village residents’ view sought over conservation area proposals

Residents of Garden Village will be asked for their views on proposed changes to its conservation area as a public consultation begins tomorrow.

Hull City Council’s proposals include the adoption of a new Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan (CAMP) and the adoption of new article 4 directions concerning cross overs and hardstanding areas.

The council is proposing to introduce a requirement to apply for planning permission for the creation of hardstanding areas within a garden of a dwelling fronting a driveway, as well as the creation of a cross over to a highway to allow access to the front or side garden of a dwelling.

This is in response to concerns that such changes, including the loss of hedge boundaries, have impacted adversely on the character of the area.

The council is also proposing to add some additional buildings in Garden Village to the Hull Local Heritage list.

These changes could impact on any residents and property owners with the Garden Village Conservation Area and they will be given a six-week opportunity to air their views.

This can be done via an online survey or an in-person drop-in session to be held at Garden Village Club House.

Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, the council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “It is important that the council does all it can to protect the city’s conservation areas.

“However, we want to hear the views of our residents and property owners of Garden Village.

“It is important that the council takes on board the opinions of everyone affected by this before making a decision which could impact on the conservation area’s future.”

The public consultation for Garden Village Conservation Area proposals will begin on Thursday 1 February.

This will be available online at until Thursday 15 March.

The drop-in session at Garden Village Club House on Elm Avenue will be held from 12-4pm on Wednesday 20 February.

A copy of the consultation documents will be left in the Club House and can be viewed during the building’s usual opening hours, whilst an information leaflet will be distributed to all properties within the conservation area.

More details can be obtained by emailing

an image of Cllr Dave McCobb at Pearson Park. He is in the foreground and is smiling. Behind him you can see the park's duck pond, fountains and conservatory.